Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes

Museo de las Culturas Aborigenes
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5000 Beautiful archaeologic pieces displayed in 15 rooms.
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  • Ramelle
    Stockbridge, Massachusetts73 contributions
    A quiet display of the extraordinary objects found near Cuenca
    This understated museum includes a courtyard, a cafe and an upstairs full of original objects from earliest cultures of Ecuador. With only short descriptions, the objects are beautiful, carefully displayed and representative of each culture. The museum shop is chock full of items that attempt to reflect the indigenous cultures, but it includes many manufactured items rather than hand made.
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled solo
    Written January 22, 2020
  • Wei Jie Tan
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia222 contributions
    Amazing Exhibits
    This place costs $4.00. What I liked about the museum was how descriptive it was and the exhibits are really great. For non-Spanish speakers, they give you a guide to do a self-guided tour around the space. You can take that home for $2. You get to explore pre-colombian culture, which is really nice. You can visit this place on your way back from the Pumapungo Museum to the city center.
    Visited October 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written October 21, 2022
  • pfefmeister
    San Francisco, California2,918 contributions
    Nicely Curated
    This was a nice stop while wandering around Cuenca. Terrific collection of artifacts, some dating back to 5000 BC - amazing. Throw the front desk a couple bucks and enjoy the nifty collection on the second floor. There is English translations so you know what you are looking at. When done, there is a nice gift store and cafe on the ground level. Well done!
    Visited January 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2020
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David
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Jun 2022
I enjoyed knowing I wasn't in for a marathon; there's only a few rooms. The artifacts are plentiful and fascinating. Some might prefer more information about the pieces, but I enjoyed just looking them over. The gift shop was quite nice, it's where I bought my trinkets for friends back home. The staff were helpful but unobtrusive. I didn't try the cafe but the courtyard setting is quite pleasant.
Written June 26, 2022
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dkavan11
Annapolis, MD88 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Small but very interesting collection that highlights the stone, metal, clay work of the various cultures that have made up Ecuador. Admission is $4. A large gift shop that has some items I have not seen in other shops. There is also a cafe within and restrooms.
Written April 20, 2019
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James P
Los Angeles, CA206 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
This two-story museum consists of a superb ethnological collection of primitive art -- by far the best I have seen in Ecuador.
Written April 10, 2017
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Lali C
Wesel, Germany1 contribution
Aug 2014 • Couples
We loved to visited is so complete collection. Excellent !!! and the people works there is the best! We loved the food there is so good and the most beutifull was see in the tree the lovely colibri bird is allways there. We recomend this place if you want have a such good experience about museums in Cuenca. Also the store is complete and you take the best suveniers from Ecuador, but for us the people who works there that are the owners are so lovely person and you can feel the education and love they have for this place. Just go there and have a wounderfull experience will be your best choice!! :)...
Written October 6, 2014
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Grett P
Cocoa Beach14 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
This is a very interesting museum - very well organized and very well marked so you always know what you are looking at. The cost is only $2 and, if you have any interest in Ecuadorean history or ancient artifacts, don't miss this museum. Also, on the way out, there is a great gift shop with very good prices on many handmade items. This is well worth a stop.
Written June 20, 2014
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fraser f
Antequera, Spain49 contributions
Jan 2019 • Solo
Very good friendly Museum with staggering collection of artefacts from Ecuador. When they say 5000 exhibits, I didn’t count them, but I was amazed at this huge collection. A definite must see.
Written January 17, 2019
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caringinthemoment
Springfield, IL604 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This small museum houses artifacts and information about the First People's of Ecuador. Several of the various early cultures are represented here. The visit is self-guided (we were helped in our understanding by our language school teacher; this was an afternoon cultural experience). Displays have English translations, and the information provided was very interesting. There are some Incan artifacts here, but Incans came late, about 1450-1550. Interesting, many of the people of Ecuador are descendent of early Mongolian peoples, not Incans.

Artifacts are interesting and help the visitor better understand the history of indigenous people in Ecuador.
Written March 16, 2017
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Euggen
Cali154 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
This place reminds me - mutatis mutandis- of the Museo Larco in Lima. Of course it is very much smaller but it is set up with the same enthousiasm and generosity. The are extraordinary pieces of ancient pottery, well classified and displyed. The gift shop is very good and their items are of high quality.
Written August 31, 2015
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Robbie J
Spokane, WA14 contributions
Mar 2015 • Friends
This is the most accessible museum celebrating the myriad of cultures that contributed to Ecuador's social history. Ceramic figures, pots, carvings are all available and not behind glass. Truly a must see. The gift shop is also a treasure
Written March 21, 2015
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Anita G
Quito, Ecuador1 contribution
Jul 2014 • Friends
I enjoyed visiting this impressive archeological collection. It happens to be a magical journey to the ancient times in Ecuador.
Written September 17, 2014
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Written September 25, 2014
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